2014 Blancpain Sprint Series season

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2014 Blancpain Sprint Series season
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The 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series is the second season following on from the demise of the SRO Group's FIA GT1 World Championship (an auto racing series for grand tourer cars), the first with the designation of Blancpain Sprint Series.

Calendar[edit]

The series will start at the Circuit Paul Armagnac in Nogaro, France on 21 April and end at Baku World Challenge in Azerbaijan on 2 November. The seven-event calendar contained largely the same events as FIA GT Series, with the addition of races at Brands Hatch in the Great Britain and Algarve in Portugal, and the pullout of Circuito de Navarra, Spain.[1]

Event Circuit Date Report
1 France Circuit Paul Armagnac, Nogaro, France 21 April report
2 United Kingdom Brands Hatch, Kent, Great Britain 18 May report
3 Netherlands Circuit Park Zandvoort, Noord-Holland, Netherlands 6 July report
4 Slovakia Automotodróm Slovakia Ring, Orechová Potôň, Slovakia 24 August report
5 Portugal Algarve International Circuit, Algarve, Portugal 7 September report
6 Belgium Circuit Zolder, Heusden-Zolder, Belgium 19 October report
7 Azerbaijan Baku World Challenge, Baku, Azerbaijan 2 November report

Entry list[edit]

Team Car No. Drivers Class Rounds
Brazil BMW Sports Trophy Team Brasil[2] BMW Z4 GT3[2] 0 Brazil Cacá Bueno[2] P 1–5
Brazil Sérgio Jimenez[2]
21 Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr.[2] P 1
Brazil Matheus Stumpf[2]
30 Brazil Matheus Stumpf[3] P 2–5
Brazil Valdeno Brito[3] 2, 4
Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr. 3, 5
Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT[4] Audi R8 LMS ultra 1 Belgium Laurens Vanthoor[4] P 1–5
Brazil César Ramos[4]
2 Germany René Rast[4] P 1–5
Belgium Enzo Ide[4]
4 Poland Mateusz Lisowski[4] S 1–5
France Vincent Abril[4]
9 Monaco Stéphane Ortelli[5] P 4–5
Germany Fabian Hamprecht[5]
Russia G-Drive Racing[N 1] Audi R8 LMS ultra 3 Monaco Stéphane Ortelli[4] P 1–3
France Grégory Guilvert[7] 1
Russia Roman Rusinov[3] 2–3
Lamborghini Gallardo FL2[8] 5
Czech Republic Tomáš Enge[8] 5
Germany Phoenix Racing[9] Audi R8 LMS ultra 5 United Kingdom Alessandro Latif[9] P 1
Germany Marc Basseng[9]
United Kingdom Alessandro Latif[3] PA 2–5
Germany Marc Basseng[3]
6 Germany Markus Winkelhock[9] P 1–5
Austria Nikolaus Mayr-Melnhof[9]
Germany Tonino Team Herberth Porsche 997 GT3-R 21 Netherlands Jaap van Lagen P 3
Germany Robert Renauer
Switzerland Blancpain Racing[10] Lamborghini Gallardo FL2[10] 24 Switzerland Marc A. Hayek[10] PA 1
Netherlands Peter Kox[10]
Austria Grasser Racing Team[11] Lamborghini Gallardo FL2[11] 27 Austria Sascha Halek[11] P 1
Czech Republic Tomáš Enge[7]
Austria Sascha Halek[3] PA 2–5
Austria Stefan Landmann[3]
28 Austria Hari Proczyk[11] P 1–5
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen[7]
Italy ROAL Motorsport[12] BMW Z4 GT3[12] 33 Italy Alex Zanardi[12] P 1–2, 4–5
34 Italy Stefano Colombo[12] S 1–5
Italy David Fumanelli[12]
Italy Bhaitech McLaren MP4-12C GT3 60 Italy Fabio Onidi[7] P 1–5
Italy Giorgio Pantano[7]
61 Estonia Sten Pentus[7] P 1–5
United Kingdom Daniel Lloyd[7] 1–3
New Zealand Chris van der Drift[13] 4–5
United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport[14] Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3[14] 62 India Armaan Ebrahim[7] S 1
United Kingdom Benjamin Hetherington[7] 1
63 Spain Miguel Toril[14] S 1–5
Germany Nico Bastian[7] 1
India Armaan Ebrahim 2–5
Portugal Sports and You[8] Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3[8] 71 Portugal Paulo Pinheiro[8] PA 5
Portugal Francisco Mora[8]
72 Portugal António Coimbra[8] PA 5
Portugal Luis Silva[8]
Germany BMW Sports Trophy Team Schubert[15] BMW Z4 GT3[15] 76 Austria Dominik Baumann[15] P 3–5
Austria Thomas Jäger[15]
Germany HTP Motorsport[16] Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3[16] 84 Germany Maximilian Götz[17] P 1–5
Germany Maximilian Buhk[16] 1–3, 5
Belgium Nico Verdonck[18] 4
85 Netherlands Stef Dusseldorp[19] P 1–5
Russia Sergey Afanasyev[16]
86 Germany Lucas Wolf[13] S 4–5
Germany Luca Stolz[13]
Germany Reiter Engineering[3] Lamborghini Gallardo FL2[3] 88 Slovakia Štefan Rosina[3] P 2–4
Czech Republic Tomáš Enge[3] 2, 4
Netherlands Peter Kox 3
Germany Farnbacher Racing[3] Porsche 997 GT3-R[3] 89 Switzerland Philipp Frommenwiler[3] P 2
United Kingdom Nick Tandy[3]
Italy Scuderia Villorba Corse[20] Ferrari 458 Italia GT3[20] 90 Italy Andrea Montermini[20] P 1–2, 4
Czech Republic Filip Salaquarda[20] 1–4
Italy Alessandro Balzan[21] 3
Germany All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport[13] Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3[13] 97 Germany René Münnich[13] PA 4
Icon Class
P Pro
S Silver Cup
PA Pro-Am Trophy

Race results[edit]

Event Circuit Pole position Qualifying Race Winner Championship Race Winner Report
1 France Nogaro Austria No. 28 Grasser Racing Team Belgium No. 1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Germany No. 84 HTP Motorsport Report
Austria Hari Proczyk
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor
Brazil César Ramos
Germany Maximilian Buhk
Germany Maximilian Götz
2 United Kingdom Brands Hatch Belgium No. 1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Austria No. 28 Grasser Racing Team Austria No. 28 Grasser Racing Team Report
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor
Brazil César Ramos
Austria Hari Proczyk
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
Austria Hari Proczyk
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
3 Netherlands Zandvoort Austria No. 28 Grasser Racing Team Austria No. 28 Grasser Racing Team Belgium No. 2 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Report
Austria Hari Proczyk
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
Austria Hari Proczyk
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
Germany René Rast
Belgium Enzo Ide
4 Slovakia Slovakia Ring Belgium No. 1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Belgium No. 1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Germany No.76 BMW Sports Trophy Team Schubert Report
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor
Brazil César Ramos
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor
Brazil César Ramos
Austria Dominik Baumann
Austria Thomas Jäger
5 Portugal Algarve Russia No.3 G-Drive Racing Austria No. 28 Grasser Racing Team Germany No. 84 HTP Motorsport Report
Russia Roman Rusinov
Czech Republic Tomáš Enge
Austria Hari Proczyk
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
Germany Maximilian Buhk
Germany Maximilian Götz
6 Belgium Zolder No. No. No. Report



7 Azerbaijan Baku No. No. No. Report



Championship standings[edit]

Scoring system

Championship points were awarded for the first six positions in each Qualifying Race and for the first ten positions in each Championship Race. The pole-sitter in the qualifying race also received one point, entries were required to complete 75% of the winning car's race distance in order to be classified and earn points. Individual drivers were required to participate for a minimum of 25 minutes in order to earn championship points in any race.

Qualifying race points
Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   Pole 
Points 8 6 4 3 2 1 1
Championship race points
Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Cup[edit]

Pos. Driver Team NOG
France
BRH
United Kingdom
ZAN
Netherlands
SVK
Slovakia
ALG
Portugal
ZOL
Belgium
BAK
Azerbaijan
Total
QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR
1 Germany Maximilian Götz Germany HTP Motorsport 5 1 2 2 2 4 3 4 2 1 116
2 Germany Maximilian Buhk Germany HTP Motorsport 5 1 2 2 2 4 2 1 100
3 Austria Hari Proczyk Austria Grasser Racing Team 17 6 1 1 1 5 2 Ret 1 2 93
3 Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen Austria Grasser Racing Team 17 6 1 1 1 5 2 Ret 1 2 93
4 Belgium Enzo Ide Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT DSQ 7 14 9 4 1 9 3 3 5 65
4 Germany René Rast Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT DSQ 7 14 9 4 1 9 3 3 5 65
5 Brazil Sérgio Jimenez Brazil BMW Sports Trophy Team Brasil 3 5 3 3 Ret 14 7 2 9 14 51
5 Brazil Cacá Bueno Brazil BMW Sports Trophy Team Brasil 3 5 3 3 Ret 14 7 2 9 14 51
6 Austria Dominik Baumann Germany BMW Sports Trophy Team Schubert 5 2 Ret 1 13 13 45
6 Austria Thomas Jäger Germany BMW Sports Trophy Team Schubert 5 2 Ret 1 13 13 45
7 Brazil César Ramos Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 1 Ret 6 4 3 10 1 11 4 8 43
7 Belgium Laurens Vanthoor Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 1 Ret 6 4 3 10 1 11 4 8 43
8 Monaco Stéphane Ortelli Russia G-Drive Racing 4 2 Ret 13 9 Ret 36
Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 12 Ret 17 3
9 France Vincent Abril Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 7 3 12 6 11 9 6 9 7 Ret 28
9 Poland Mateusz Lisowski Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 7 3 12 6 11 9 6 9 7 Ret 28
10 Russia Sergey Afanasyev Germany HTP Motorsport 6 4 Ret Ret Ret DNS Ret 6 5 11 23
10 Netherlands Stef Dusseldorp Germany HTP Motorsport 6 4 Ret Ret Ret DNS Ret 6 5 11 23
11 France Grégory Guilvert Russia G-Drive Racing 4 2 21
12 Austria Nikolaus Mayr-Melnhof Germany Phoenix Racing 2 Ret 5 Ret Ret 11 15 Ret Ret 6 16
12 Germany Markus Winkelhock Germany Phoenix Racing 2 Ret 5 Ret Ret 11 15 Ret Ret 6 16
12 Germany Nico Verdonck Germany HTP Motorsport 3 4 16
12 Netherlands Jaap van Lagen Germany Tonino Team Herberth 6 3 16
12 Germany Robert Renauer Germany Tonino Team Herberth 6 3 16
13 Germany Fabian Hamprecht Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 12 Ret 17 3 15
14 Brazil Matheus Stumpf Brazil BMW Sports Trophy Team Brasil 18 15 4 8 12 8 4 Ret 10 16 14
14 Czech Republic Tomáš Enge Austria Grasser Racing Team 9 16 14
Germany Reiter Engineering 9 Ret Ret DNS
Russia G-Drive Racing 6 4
14 Russia Roman Rusinov Russia G-Drive Racing[N 1] Ret 13 9 Ret 6 4 14
14 Germany Marc Basseng Germany Phoenix Racing 10 9 13 11 10 13 8 7 11 7 14
14 United Kingdom Alessandro Latif Germany Phoenix Racing 10 9 13 11 10 13 8 7 11 7 14
15 Italy Alex Zanardi Italy ROAL Motorsport 14 13 17 5 10 Ret 14 9 12
16 Brazil Valdeno Brito Brazil BMW Sports Trophy Team Brasil 4 8 4 Ret 10
16 Germany Lucas Wolf Germany HTP Motorsport 17 5 8 17 10
16 Germany Luca Stolz Germany HTP Motorsport 17 5 8 17 10
17 Austria Sascha Halek Austria Grasser Racing Team 9 16 15 15 8 6 16 12 16 19 8
17 Austria Stefan Landmann Austria Grasser Racing Team 15 15 8 6 16 12 16 19 8
18 Czech Republic Filip Salaquarda Italy Scuderia Villorba Corse 8 10 7 7 17 DNS Ret DNS 7
18 Italy Andrea Montermini Italy Scuderia Villorba Corse 8 10 7 7 Ret DNS 7
19 Slovakia Štefan Rosina Germany Reiter Engineering 9 Ret 16 7 Ret DNS 6
19 Netherlands Peter Kox Switzerland Blancpain Racing 12 Ret 6
Germany Reiter Engineering 16 7
20 Italy Fabio Onidi Italy Bhaitech 11 8 8 16 13 Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 5
20 Italy Giorgio Pantano Italy Bhaitech 11 8 8 16 13 Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 5
21 Estonia Sten Pentus Italy Bhaitech 16 14 10 12 7 15 13 8 12 12 4
21 New Zealand Chris van der Drift Italy Bhaitech 13 8 12 12 4
21 Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr. Brazil BMW Sports Trophy Team Brasil 18 15 12 8 10 16 4
22 Italy Stefano Colombo Italy ROAL Motorsport 15 11 11 10 15 12 5 13 Ret 15 3
22 Italy David Fumanelli Italy ROAL Motorsport 15 11 11 10 15 12 5 13 Ret 15 3
23 Spain Miguel Toril United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport 13 12 16 14 14 16 11 10 15 Ret 1
23 India Armaan Ebrahim United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport DNS DNS 16 14 14 16 11 10 15 Ret 1
United Kingdom Daniel Lloyd Italy Bhaitech 16 14 10 12 7 15 0
Germany Nico Bastian United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport 13 12 0
Switzerland Marc A. Hayek Switzerland Blancpain Racing 12 Ret 0
Germany René Münnich Germany All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport 14 Ret 0
Italy Alessandro Balzan Italy Scuderia Villorba Corse 17 DNS 0
Portugal António Coimbra Portugal Sports and You 18 20 0
Portugal Luis Silva Portugal Sports and You 18 20 0
Portugal Francisco Mora Portugal Sports and You Ret 18 0
Portugal Paulo Pinheiro Portugal Sports and You Ret 18 0
United Kingdom Benji Hetherington United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport DNS DNS 0
Switzerland Philipp Frommenwiler Germany Farnbacher Racing DNS DNS 0
United Kingdom Nick Tandy Germany Farnbacher Racing DNS DNS 0
Key
Colour Result
Gold Race winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Excluded (EX)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did Not Participate

Bold – Pole

Teams' Championship[edit]

Cup[edit]

Pos. Team Manufacturer NOG
France
BRH
United Kingdom
ZAN
Netherlands
SVK
Slovakia
ALG
Portugal
ZOL
Belgium
BAK
Azerbaijan
Total
QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR QR CR
1 Germany HTP Motorsport Mercedes-Benz 5 1 2 2 2 4 3 4 2 1 116
2 Belgium Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi 1 3 6 4 3 1 1 3 3 3 110
3 Austria Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini 9 6 1 1 1 5 2 12 1 2 99
4 Brazil BMW Sports Trophy Team Brasil BMW 3 4 3 3 12 8 4 2 9 14 66
5 Germany BMW Sports Trophy Team Schubert BMW 5 2 Ret 1 13 13 50
6 Germany Phoenix Racing Audi 2 9 5 11 10 11 8 7 11 6 47
7 Russia G-Drive Racing[N 1] Audi 4 2 Ret 13 9 Ret 39
Lamborghini 6 4
8 Italy Bhaitech McLaren 11 8 8 12 7 15 13 8 12 10 28
9 Italy ROAL Motorsport BMW 14 11 11 5 15 12 5 13 14 9 26
10 Germany Tonino Team Herberth Porsche 6 3 17
11 Italy Scuderia Villorba Corse Ferrari 8 10 7 7 17 DNS Ret DNS 14
12 Germany Reiter Engineering Lamborghini 9 Ret 16 7 Ret DNS 8
12 United Kingdom Fortec Motorsport Mercedes-Benz 13 12 16 14 14 16 11 10 15 Ret 8
13 Portugal Sports and You Mercedes-Benz 18 18 1
Switzerland Blancpain Racing Lamborghini 12 Ret 0
Germany Farnbacher Racing Porsche DNS DNS 0
Germany All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Mercedes 14 Ret 0
Key
Colour Result
Gold Race winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Excluded (EX)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did Not Participate

Bold – Pole

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c At the first three rounds, G-Drive Racing ran as a support team for the W Racing Team.[4] At the fifth round, G-Drive Racing formed part of the Reiter Engineering entry.[6]

References[edit]

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  21. ^ ten Caat, Marcel (27 June 2014). "Balzan Joins Scuderia Villorba Corse for Zandvoort". Sportscar365 (John Dagys Media Group, LLC). Retrieved 29 June 2014. 

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